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|Total investment (£)|
|Parliamentary constituency||200001||200102||200203||200304||200405||Grand total|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||693,500||12,444,640||7,884,615||3,943,360||3,799,500||28,765,615|
|Newry and Armagh||5,000,000||0||914,028||0||0||5,914,028|
|Yet to be determined||0||0||0||0||14,370,000||14,370,000|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 849W, on hare coursing, if he will delay a decision on any licence applications until he has assessed the results of the survey of the Irish hare population. 
Angela E. Smith: Lord Rooker, the Minister with responsibility for this issue in Northern Ireland, will consider the population estimate of the Irish hare reported in the 2005 survey, along with data from other contemporary surveys, before making his decision on any licence application to net hares for the purpose of coursing.
Mr. Woodward: Funding is provided by the employer to assist junior doctors with travelling, subsistence and in some instances removal expenses throughout their training. Expenses that may be payable are set out in the Terms and Conditions Handbook for Hospital Medication and Dental Staff and Doctors in Public Health Medicine and Community Health Service".
Mr. Woodward: The number of vaccines used in each Health and Social Services Board area in Northern Ireland in (a) 200304 and (b) 200405 were as set out in the following table. The vaccines are actually purchased by Health and Personal Social Services Trusts and for the purpose of this table have been allocated to the relevant board.
|Health and Social Services Board||200304||200405|
Mr. Woodward: Northern Ireland participates in the National Contract for Childhood Vaccines. Contacts are awarded for MMR vaccines based on the anticipated requirements for the whole of the UK population. Northern Ireland draws MMR vaccines supplies from the UK central stockholding on a demand basis. Northern Ireland is not therefore committed to a defined volume of vaccine for 2005.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many individuals from overseas are working within the NHS in the Province, broken down by profession and nationality; 
Mr. Woodward: The figures the hon. Gentleman has requested are found on page 17 of the Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, April 2004 to March 2005, copies of which have been placed in the Library. It is also available on the Police Ombudsman website www.policeombudsman.org
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of the complaints received by the Police Ombudsman have resulted in a prosecution against members of the (a) RUC and (b) Police Service Northern Ireland. 
The Police Ombudsman's office advises that the information is not held in the format requested, however, the Ombudsman has made 65 recommendations for prosecution against police officers to the Director of Public Prosecutions from the
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establishment of the office on 6 November 2000 until 31 March 2005. In the same period the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed 30 charges while a number of files await direction.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will act to protect the Rath behind the Grange in Warringstown, County Down; and for what reasons a survey by the archaeological service was not undertaken prior to a decision on planning permission for development. 
Angela E. Smith: The Rath or defended farmstead dated from the early Christian period, around AD 600900. Prior to 1930, the Rath had largely been levelled by agricultural activity. A majority of the surviving below ground remains of its archaeological deposits were destroyed during the construction of a housing development in the summer of 2001 when the developer failed to implement planning conditions seeking to have archaeological remains investigated and recorded. Nothing remains at this location to be protected.
Mr. Woodward: The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety does not allocate resources exclusively for nicotine replacement therapies (NRT). However, since 1999, the Department has made additional resources available to health and social services boards for the development of smoking cessation services across Northern Ireland. The amounts allocated for the last three financial years are as follows:
|Amount allocated (£)|
NRT products are available either as over the counter" medicines or on prescription and may form part of the smoking cessation service offered to clients. Details of NRT prescription costs over the last three years for which figures are available are set out as follows.
|Prescription costs (£ million)|
Mr. Peter Robinson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the prevalence of smoking has
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been among teenagers in Northern Ireland over the past two decades, broken down by gender. 
Mr. Woodward: The Continuous Household Survey provides the estimated prevalence of smoking among the population in Northern Ireland aged 16 and over. The following table shows the smoking prevalence for teenagers aged 1619 from 1983 to 200203. Since 1986 questions on smoking have been asked biennially on the Continuous Household Survey.
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